Upcoming Events

Check below for details of these really fun events coming up on our schedule!

   Hot Courts Every Thursday!

  Fall Away Hawaii!! September 15th - 20th

  TGIF #4 Friday September 23rd

  Mills College Mixer Saturday September 24th

  Holiday Party Saturday December 3rd


Hot Courts  

Date:            Every Thursday evening
Time:           Drop-in (play continues from 6:30-9:30 pm)
Location:     Montclair Courts, Oakland (Mountain at Colton)
Cost:            $2 donation requested
Organizers :   Hans Boerner and Kenny Goodman
Hot Courts happen every Thursday evening, year-round.  Simply stop by anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (no partner needed) for some casual and fun doubles tennis.
The exact format varies, but generally consists of four no-ad games followed by a tiebreaker, after which those who had a bye on the previous round are brought in, partners and opponents are switched up, and play begins again.
The cost is only $2.00 per evening, which goes to help defray the costs of court maintenance and repair (nets, windscreens, etc.).
Join us!         

Fall Away 2016 Tournament         


Date:             September 15th to September 20th
Location:       Kauai Coast
Cost:             Tennis is Free
Organizers :   Robin Lee 
Register:        Sign Up for 2016 Away Tournament
Or use the ticket form at the bottom of the page

Nine years ago in October 2007, the MTA Fall Away tournament was held on the Island of Kauai, at Poipu Beach Resort (the sunny, dryer side of the Island). And what fun it was! We had a phenomenal turnout of MTA members, indulging in tennis, hiking, sailing, kayaking, eating (of course), snorkeling, partying, and in other words doing it all (not all in one day of course). Most participants stayed for at least 4 days, and many stayed for 6-7. Each day we planned a different activity, and several of the members helped to organize outings, such as reserving a boat to sail along the beautiful Kauai coast, taking/leading a botanical garden tour, hiking a death march into Waimea Canyon (no mention of who organized that!), and kayaking up the Wailua River. 

The MTA board has voted to once again make Hawaii our destination for our upcoming Fall Away 2016 tournament. This destination and event is like none other, and we surely hope that as many MTA members will put this date on their calendars, Sept 15-20th. You can stay as many days as you like, but we will plan on playing our MTA mixed and gender tennis doubles, on Friday and Saturday, Sept 16-17. The 8 tennis courts available include hard courts and Har Tru clay, a different and fun experience to play on. We will have our traditional Friday evening potluck dinner/gathering on 9/16 at a condo to be announced.

For more information about the activities that we did on our previous trip and which we hope to repeat, please see the following links:

 The Canyon hike:

https://www.google.com/search?q=waimea+canyon&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS522US522&espv=2&biw=1536&bih=714&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGxOnvsMbKAhVC1GMKHeNWD6QQsAQIKQ&dpr=1.25 , 

Images of the tennis courts and grounds: https://www.google.com/search?q=Poipu+Kai+Resort+Tennis+Court+on+the+Pacific&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS522US522&espv=2&biw=1536&bih=714&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwju_K7SvMbKAhVLwmMKHckXCBQQsAQIJQ 

Kayaking : https://wailuariverkayaking.com/ 

The link to make reservations and for information on the resort, including use of the tennis courts, swimming pools, beach access, and other useful information is at:


This is a huge resort and it is helpful to look at the map at the bottom of the page, to orient yourself. Since we are going to be spending time on the tennis courts, it may be convenient to try and get a condo as close to the courts as you can (although it can be a good warm up just to walk back and forth from condo to courts). We have found that condos located in either the Regency section, Kahala (very good for court and beach access) and Manualoha (even better access) sections to be good choices. Use of the tennis courts is $10 per person per day.

If you are interested in joining this MTA event, I would encourage you to make reservations in the near future while there is ample supply. At this time, there are several units available, including, 1-4 bedroom condos which are surprisingly affordable. For example, a 3 bedroom condo, suitable for 6 (or 8 if you don't mind sofa beds) are renting for $215 per night: 


Another example is a 4 bedroom unit available for $300 per night, which is further reduced if it is rented 7 nights rather than 5. 

It is a little more expensive to rent a one bedroom unit, but still available at a reasonable price, for example, on an average of $150 per night, for 5 nights:


 The cost per night is reduced if you rent the condo for a one week period, by approximately 10%. Some of us will be interested in staying for the full week, but that is each participant’s discretion. So organize your group of condo-mates and let’s go! If you need to be put in touch with others who are planning/interested in going, let me know and I will advise you of potential attendees, whom you can contact. Please make sure and carefully review the Resort's refund policy on condo reservations which includes: 

Deposit and Payment Requirements: A two night rental deposit by credit card is required when making a reservation unless your arrival date is within sixty days in which case the entire amount is due at the time of reservation. For those guests paying only a two night deposit, the entire remaining amount due will be automatically charged to their credit card sixty days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Fee: There is a $40 cancellation fee in every case.

Refunds and Rebooking Credits are calculated by first deducting the $40 cancellation fee then any further refund is determined by the length of advance notice given prior to the reservation's arrival date: 30 days or more; 100% refund, 14-29 days; 80% refund, 13 days or less; no refund, however, any amount not refunded beyond the cancellation fee may be used for a future reservation in a non-peak season, no less than 90 days following and prior to one year from the original arrival date. Refund credits are not transferable or extendable.

Photos of our last trip are included, to give you an idea of what fun we had and what lies ahead. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email me at: Donna Haiman .

Further information will be posted on this website as we get closer to the event, and a sign up list will be available. We welcome all to this unforgettable experience and event, please join us in the fun.


Donna Haiman



TGIF #4                                                              


Date:           Friday September 23rd

Time:           6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:     Davie Tennis Stadium, Oakland
Cost:           $18 members only (dinner included) 
                   exception: first time guests play/eat free
Organizers :   Susan Goodman 
Register:        Sign Up For TGIF #4

We hope you can join us for these popular Summertime Friday evenings at Davie Tennis Stadium!
Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker, then change partners and opponents, letting those on a bye come in; everyone’s a winner)

Food - Pizza, green salad and something sweet somewhere around 7:45 pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks
Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you-want Friday night!
The cost is only $18 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest free! – we’re confident that once you see how much fun we have, you’ll want to join!
Question? Contact Susan Goodman


Mills College Mixer                     

Please note the new time   

Date:           Saturday September 24th

Time:           11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location:     Mills College, Oakland
Cost:           $12 members only
Organizers :   Susan Goodman 
Register:        Sign Up Mills College Mixer

Every year, MTA and the women of the Mills College tennis team join forces for a great day of tennis.  Sign up now, as there is room for only 8 folks from MTA.
Mills College Head Tennis Coach, Tony Canedo, will format play.  It will be doubles, with some singles thrown in if the desire is there (you can indicate your desire on the registration form).  It’s a fun and casual day, but with some semi-serious tennis – Tony plans to mix up the groups (MTA and Mills) by skill level, the idea being to have some good matches at all levels of play.  To quote Tony, “Let's have a fun day of tennis on the courts!”
Must be at least 18 years old and out of High School to play (we may be able to grant exceptions to this – email susangoodman@montclairtennis.org if you’re interested – we have to be careful of NCAA rules).  All genders and all levels welcomed.

All you need to bring is your racquet, a side dish to share, and your sense of fun and camaraderie.  Mills is providing the courts, balls, format of play, and a large jug of water.  MTA is providing sandwiches, non-water drinks, and prizes.
This is always a fun event, it’s a great opportunity to play with college athletes, and you'll be giving the Mills players a chance to hone their skills before the start of their season.

Holiday Party!                                    


Date:           Saturday December 3rd

Time:           6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Location:      Monaghan’s on the Hill, 2820 Mountain Blvd,                              Oakland

Cost:           $50 per person (members and guests)
Organizers :   Susan Goodman 
Register:        Sign Up for the Holiday Party!!

Special Note: Registration closes on Thanksgiving Day!!!
We hope that you and your family and guests will join us for this annual end-of-the-year celebration, where we look back on the past MTA year and anticipate the next!
In our private party room (with adjoining patio, should we luck out with a warm evening), we will start with a social hour with some yummy nibbles, festive (recorded) music, and perhaps a slideshow and a game or two.  Following a highly-abridged board meeting (where we will vote in the 2016 MTA Board of Directors), we will enjoy dinner together (for your salad, you can choose from mixed-green or Caesar; for dinner, you can choose from salmon, chicken, steak, or a veggie option), with Crème Brulee for dessert!  

We will round out the evening with dancing and conversation.
Water, coffee, tea, and wine are included with your dinner.  No-host cocktails available
(please purchase only from in-room server and include a 20%+ gratuity – the gratuity is per our contract).
Parking is available in front of the restaurant or on neighboring streets (could be tight; consider carpooling). As always, be prudent and don’t leave valuables in your car.
Hope to see you at this festive event!